I've always been a little squeamish when it comes to blood and things like that. But I've been forced to deal with that on a daily basis now. These are a two pictures of my knee and leg about two weeks after the surgery.
Looking at these, to me, they don't look as bad. But that's because there's no way I could show just how much swelling there is in a picture - although you can see where it is by the yellowed areas.
I didn't post these to gross people out. I post them, to hopefully look back and scroll and see how even though I might not notice it, it does get better. The swelling goes down. The bruises go away, and hopefully eventually, my knee will look like a knee again.